2020 Junior Golf Programming

We have attempted to create a wide selection of programs to fit the needs of a wide variety of junior golfers. In addition to the terrific programs listed below we also offer private golf instruction for juniors at a reduced rate. New for 2020, we are planning a free Junior Golf Day this year scheduled for April 4th. Complete detailsare listed below. This is an excellent opportunity to bring your junior golfer out for some fun and to meet our team.

We know you have questions and we are here to help you find the best programs for your junior golfer. Please feel free to contact us any time via phone or email. We are looking forward to a great season!

Raccoon Creek's Junior Golf Programming is under the direction of:

Don Graham, PGA Head Golf Professional and Asst. General Manager
Direct: 720-287-8185 dgraham@raccooncreek.com

JJ Kennaugh, PGA 1st Assistant Golf Professiona
Direct: 720-287-8184 jkennaugh@raccooncreek.com


PGA Junior League

PGA Junior League is an introductory competitive team program where players pair up with a partner to compete against pairs from another team in a scramble, match-play format. Scramble is a friendly format where both players hit their tee shot, select the best position, both play from there, select the best position again and so on... through the remainder of the hole. Scramble is a good format for newer players as they can move on from a poor shot without too much pressure or consequence. Better players also enjoy this format for the strategic possibilities.

Matches are contested over 9 holes. Each match consists of 3, 3-hole sub-matches or "Flags". Each "Flag" is worth one point. This generally results in a tight outcome for each match. We will compete against other teams from nearby courses like Inverness, South Suburban GC, Highlands Ranch GC, and Littleton Golf and Tennis in both home and away matches. Parents will provide all transportation.

This program is co-sponsored by the PGA of America. Raccoon Creek is planning to host 3 teams of 13 years old and under (13U) as well as 1 team of players 17 years and under (17U).

The 13U program is appropriate for players who have some prior golf experience and can hit some shots over 100 yards. We will be providing plenty of instruction and guidance, but players need to bring a maturity level consistent with following instruction so we can create the proper learning environment. Supervision will be provided but players will need the maturity to work with a partner and their opponents to play safely, fairly, and without delay.

At Raccoon Creek, our emphasis for the program is (in order):
• Have fun, promote sportsmanship, and inclusiveness
• Learn golf rules, etiquette and match play procedure
• Develop golf skills
• Develop a healthy competitive nature

Participants in all of our PGA Junior League Programs will receive:
• Home and Away team Jerseys with numbers and team name
• PGA Junior League caps and other t-gifts like a Jr. League backpack, bag tag, water bottle, and t-shirt
• 6 official supervised matches (Green Fees and range warm-up included)
• Over 11 total hours of instruction including:
   - 30 minutes of private instruction with our pros (schedule directly with a pro)
   - (3) 1-hour skill sessions (on the range, putting and chipping areas)
   - (4) 2-hour sessions that will include on-course play, practice matches, classroom style instruction on match play rules etiquette and strategy, scramble format and how to play at an acceptable pace
• 1-hour kickoff/welcome session/clinic for the players and parents at 4pm after our Junior Golf Day on April 4th
• 5-punch card for small buckets to use during practice on your own
• Season Ending Banquet/Play Day for players and parents
• Special rates for parent-child play on selected evenings at Raccoon Creek

The 17U program is appropriate for all graduates of the 13U program. It is also excellent for players with or without high school golf aspirations. We had 5 players from our 2019 go on to play on High School teams. This is an excellent avenue for players to continue in the game and experience a moderate level of competition.

The cost for 2020 for either the 13U or 17U program is $375.

Practice sessions and home matches will general be on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. The season will run from about mid-April through mid-July.

We will consider all requests from parents to place players who are siblings or friends on the same team to make life easier regarding transportation and spectating.

Junior League Registration Is Now Open!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR 13U
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR 17U


Raccoon Creek Junior Golf Day - April 4th | 1pm - 4pm

This complimentary, drop-in session is for players and parents. No registration required. This new event will be a festival of Junior Golf! We will offer a variety of activities including:

  • Raccoon Creek Pros on hand to meet and answer questions about all of our programs
  • Chance to meet other junior golfers and parents
  • US Kids Golf Demo Day where players can test out clubs, get fitted, and even place orders
  • Other Junior Demo/Fitting options also available (vendor TBD)
  • PUMA Trunk Show featuring the latest golf shoes and apparel for junior golfers. ORder will receive special pricing.
  • Short Game Contests with prizes
  • Door Prizes
  • Complimentary Hot Dogs and Refreshments
  • PGA Junior League Kickoff Meeting follows at 4pm for Junior League players and parents

Great Raccoon Creek Instructional Opportunities!

Our junior golf programming is designed to be fun and addictive! We want to turn your juniors into avid golfers! Parents frquently ask about age requirements. It's more about the individual junior's maturity level. They should be able to follow instruction and safety rules and have enough attention span to hang with the class for the allottted time. They will also need to be comfortable around other kids having fun! Parents are always welcome to attend and observe all sessions. Please contact Don or JJ if you hae any questions about which programs will best meet the needs of your junior golfer.

Spring Tune-Up – $80.00 - great for beginners and experienced players

Get your junior golfer excited about a full summer of golf and clinic activity! The Spring Tune-Up includes (4) 1-Hour skills sessions that cover fundamentals of full swing and short game, as well as how to develop effective practice techniques. Excellent for beginners through experienced players.

Classes meet Wednesdays at 4:00pm on:
  • April 22nd
  • April 29th
  • May 6th
  • May 13th

Register Here

 

Two Week Camp – $140.00 - great for beginners and all players seeking a FUN atmosphere

Don’t miss this popular two-week camp. This camp includes six (6) total session days (Mon-Tue-Wed) over two weeks. The camp features a diverse selection of golf skills and fundamental training. The emphasis is on fun! All campers will receive a backpack stuffed with tee gifts along with six (6) hours of instruction on the range and short game practice areas. The infamous "How Far Will It Go??!!" Session will be back and bigger in 2020!
  • Week 1 - June 1 - 3
  • Week 2 – June 8 - 10
Camp times are: 8:00 – 9:00 am M-W for 9 & under and 9:15 – 10:15 M-W for 10-15 year olds. (Accommodations on age group assignments will be considered for friends and/or siblings. 
 

Register Here

 

3-Day Mini-Camps – $100.00 - great for graduates of our 2-week camp or players with at least a little golf experience

The Mini-Camps consist of six (6) total hours of instruction focusing on full swing, short game and strategy. Camp is capped off with the popular 2-hour on-course session that includes dinner and a sleeve of golf balls. Camps are designed for kids seeking quality instruction and an on-course experience in a fun environment.

Camp days are Monday and Tuesday mornings from 8:00am to 10:00am and Wednesday evening from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. Kids love the mini camps and many attend multiple sessions. Camp dates are:
  • June 22 - 24
  • June 29 - July 1
  • July 13 - 15
  • July 20 - 22
  • August 3 - 5
  • August 10 - 12

Register Here

 

High School Golf Team Prep Clinics

Learn what it takes to play High School Golf. This program will offer both skills clinics and on-course sessions to improve your player's Putting, Chipping, Pitching, and Full Swing skills. We will also work diligently to impart critical info to help your player improve their scoring skills, practice habits, mental approach, and course management strategy. These are the key areas to make the jump from decent... to good... to excellent play.

We have consulted local high school coaches for their input on this program. This will be an excellent opportunity for players to prepare for High School Golf and is appropriate for players currently in grades 7 to 11. It is perfect for players who are getting ready to try out for High School Golf and as a pre-season program for those already playing on a team. Complete details coming soon!
 

Fall Junior Program - $195.00 - appropriate for all skill levels

This program is designed for juniors who want to prolong their golf season in an after-school setting. We will develop full-swing, short game, mental and strategic skills. The program includes six (6) total session days (Mon-Tue-Thu) with eight (8) total hours of instruction. It consists of (4) 1-hour skill sessions and (2) 2-hour course sessions.

The skills sessions are on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 4:30pm - 5:30pm, and the on-course sessions are on Thursday evening from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Includes hot dog dinner on the last day of camp!

Program dates are:
  • Week 1 - September 14, 15, 17
  • Week 2 - September 21, 22, 24